Player character miraculously endures entire E3 2013 Dark Souls 2 trailer without dying

Dark Souls 2

What better way to showcase the visual jump from your predecessor than to show a fight with a giant glittering chrome statue? Dark Souls 2 got a few minutes of stage time at the Microsoft E3 2013 press conference today, and it's looking very handsome indeed. I loved the cold loneliness of Dark Souls' strange caverns and dungeons, but mostly kept playing to see what weird new thing I'd get to fight next. the metal turtle knight at 0:14 is a nice addition, and it looks as though the reflective statue monster traps the player inside the reflection of its mirrored shield at one point. Neat.

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.